Most Common HVAC FAQs
For many, the new year brings new habits, projects, and learning. It’s a chance to start fresh with the to-do list and to commit to doing more around the house in the coming year.
If you’re like many and wanting to do a better job of maintaining your home and its systems this year, your HVAC unit is a good place to start. To help you better care for and maintain your furnace and cooling unit, here are some answers to some of the most common HVAC questions.
Finding Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality
Your HVAC unit helps to maintain your indoor air quality. While people often talk about outdoor air quality, interestingly, there is often less discussion about indoor air quality. Nevertheless, it’s usually much lower than outdoor air.
Because your family spends so much time breathing the air in your home, it’s important to ensure that you do everything you can to make that air as clean and safe as possible. Also, there are some things you can do in addition to maintaining your HVAC unit to improve indoor air quality.
Avoid using cleaners with lots of chemicals. Instead, use all-natural cleaning supplies or make your own from home. Additionally, open doors and windows whenever possible to circulate fresh air through your home. Finally, consider using air purifiers throughout your home to further improve the quality.
The Importance of Changing Air Filters
One important way you can maintain the air quality in your home is by making sure that you consistently change air filters. Your air filters block particles and contaminants from circulating throughout your home. That means that they play an important part in maintaining your indoor air quality.
Most air filters need to be replaced at least every 90 days. However, if you have family members with allergies or respiratory issues, you will want to replace your filters every 45-60 days. Staying on top of this maintenance is an easy way to help maintain indoor air quality and to keep dust, allergens, and other contaminants out of the air that is circulated throughout your home.
When do you Need Air Duct Cleaning?
Having your air ducts professionally cleaned can ensure that there’s no mold, mildew, or dust build-ups that are impacting your home’s air quality. When you have your ducts cleaned, professionals will clean the intake, supply, and return ducts in your house.
It’s a good idea to have your ducts thoroughly cleaned every 3 to 5 years. Additionally, you should have them cleaned after any renovations or if you have concerns about mold or allergen build-ups. Doing so is a simple way to help make sure that your HVAC unit is working properly and that you’re doing everything possible to maintain the air quality in your home.
If you have any questions about your HVAC system, start the year off strong by getting answers to your questions. Contact a local HVAC professional to learn more or to have your unit serviced.
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